Newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics have no need to avoid fruit …according to an article in Nutrition Journal. Fruit is a prominent component of the Mediterranean and paleo diets. It can be good for us, containing phytonutrients, fiber, etc. But fruit has the potential to increase blood sugars, too, which may be harmful over the long run. So whadda you do?
Researchers took newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics and split them into two groups. One group was told to eat at least two pieces of fruit daily, the other was told to eat no more than two pieces.
The researchers conclusions:
A recommendation to reduce fruit intake as part of standard medical nutrition therapy in overweight patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes resulted in eating less fruit. It had however no effect on HbA1c, weight loss or waist circumference. We recommend that the intake of fruit should not be restricted in patients with type 2 diabetes.
PS: I haven’t read the full report yet.